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#1 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

@fezrock: The English version (official but translated by volunteers) is stuck on 1.0.2.6, whereas the Chinese version got an pretty sizable content update to 1.0.3.1

From people I asked on Resetera, the translation is understandable, but still sometimes broken. (the worst parts are comparable to, say, Jeff's favorite Vroom in the Night Sky, but most of it is better than that)

There is some community effort to mod in a fan translation of the latest version (at one point they ran into a bug, and the translation effort kind of died. This appears to have been fixed by someone with programming experience recently, so now the aim is to get a 0.1 version of the translation out by the end of the year). I'll try to help out, and will let you know if/when things finally get done.

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#2 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

once every week or so, in terms of reply/comments

for original posts, much less often, I should try to do it more though, just for practice

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#3 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 was the watershed for me.

Read all the novels, preordered the art book. Preordered the collector edition and ignored the noise about "has mass effect sold out"--an IGN podcast title no less (in hindsight, locking javik as day 1 dlc was indefensible). Even installed the ipad game when I was away from home! I came home from travelling with a fever, and still made sure to stop at Best Buy to pick up the game.

I emerged a bitter old man from the other side.

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#5 Edited by Francium34 (329 posts) -

Picked Cyrus because of my own profession. He sounds... snobby? I guess by design?

The 8 character-on-equal-billing structure of the game dictates that his 2nd chapter is half way across the map, and recommended level 27?! I already wasn't feeling too hot about his storyline (liked Tressa and Olberic's more, the only ones I've completed), now there's a 50/50 chance I just give up on the game before I see chapter 2. Octopath has a lot of things to like, music, look, combat, novel npc interaction system, but the structure doesn't work for me so far.

I'm still early on in the game (around 8 hours, just getting a fifth character) and chose H'annit as well. I like the idea of summoning monsters and also she has a GIANT CAT FRIEND.

Damn it!

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#6 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

just an update, the review series is still going strong, once per week, mostly in chronological order (but movies in the same series are lumped together)

podcasts and at-a-glance review verdicts can be found here: http://www.nowplayingpodcast.com/archives.htm?P=1&L=20&S=1&F=ALL&sCol=2&sOrd=D

up to this point only 4 video game-based movies have gotten green arrows from all 3 reviewers: resident evil 1 and 4 (they did those in late 2016), the new tombraider, and (somewhat of a shocker) Aaron Paul's Need For Speed!

They just moved through Mortal Kombat and into Uwe Boll territory. The Alone in the Dark 2 review, in particular, basically has a 2nd half where they were just laughing uncontrollably.

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#7 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

Shocked that the game, by all accounts pretty good, sold that poorly.

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#8 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

Are they going to release limited edition 10 year anniversary Funko Pops???????

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#9 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

It has a lot of charm, and was easy to pick up and play. However, the story beat is super repetitive (oh snap, late again! and even the Bowser fight and then knocked down to a new kingdom bit showed up twice. And the boss fights were recycled too) I enjoyed it, but haven't touched it since beating the main story.

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#10 Posted by Francium34 (329 posts) -

Rayman Legend? It's not too difficult, has some great rock music-themed levels. Also colorful and funny. Dirt cheap too, $5 on xbox this week.